• The Polar Bear Fountain, Peace Palace, The Hague

    Polar Bear Fountain

    - August 21, 2017

    On 28 September 1909 Arnold Krog, the artistic director of the Royal Danish Porcelain Factory, left his rooms in Hotel Des Indes for the Peace Palace carrying the design of a fountain. He informed the executive architect of the Peace Palace and the Carnegie Foundation that this would be the Danish gift to the Peace […]

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  • The Hague Academy 2017 Welcome to All Students!

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library welcomes all students of the Private International Law summer courses, second period, 31 July 2017 – 18 August 2017, of the Hague Academy of International Law. The coming three weeks, the library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available.

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  • Legal Databases

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    The Peace Palace Library has paid subscriptions to online content of a growing collection of legal databases from all around the world. During the Academy period, all students will have access to over 40 legal databases from South-Africa, France, India, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Tanzania, Zambia and many more. The Library also offers databases on legal subjects such as international criminal law, investment arbitration and oil, gas – and energy law.

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  • E-Learning Environment

    News and events - August 4, 2017

    During the 2017 Summer Courses, the Peace Palace Library ensures that the Reading Materials for the courses for each Professor are made available through the e-learning environment of the website of the Hague Academy of International Law. Read more on the Hague’s Academy’s learning environment and how to use it.

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  • Ladies of The Hague Academy of International Law

    News and events - July 6, 2017

    The Peace Palace will welcome around 600 students from all over the world during this year’s summer session of The Hague Academy of International Law. For many students, it will be their first time in The Hague and finding your way around the city can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, there will be four lovely ladies to give out a helping hand when you need one. Find out who they are and what they have to say.

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  • Library Special: The Hague Academy 2017

    News and events - July 6, 2017

    The Library will serve as the Academy’s ‘home library’, providing the students with access to all books, articles, essays and documentation on international law available in either paper or electronic format. In this Library special, we present you all relevant information. Our July and August Newsletters will be entirely devoted to the coming summer courses, so stay tuned!

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  • Library Special: Kosovo Special Chambers

    News and events - July 6, 2017

    This Library Special is intended as a starting point for research on the Specialist Chambers and is a work in progress. Considering that the Specialist Chambers are not yet fully judicially operational operational, the focus for the time being will be on the founding instruments, legal literature and other relevant materials available in- and outside the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. These materials are presented in the Bibliography section.

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  • Book Launch: ‘The Barbarization of the Sky’ (1912) in English

    News and events - June 27, 2017

    July 4, 2017, 17:00 pm. Historic Reading Room. First complete English translation of Bertha von Suttner’s ‘Die Barbarisierung der Luft’. Please, register at berthavonsuttner.com/launch.

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  • Raising the Peace Flag

    International law news - June 20, 2017

    On Wednesday, 21 June 2017 at 1:30 pm, the Pro Concordia Labor Flag will be raised at the Visitor’s Centre of the Peace Palace to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the death of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914). To attend this event registration is required. Please register by sending an email to communicatie@carnegie-stichting.nl.

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  • The Raid on the Medway, 1667: Forcing Peace at Breda

    Library blog - June 14, 2017

    350 Years ago, the Treaty of Breda was signed at the Dutch city of Breda, 31 July, 1667, by England, the Dutch Republic, France, and Denmark-Norway. It brought a hasty end to the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665-1667) in favour of the Dutch. It was a typical quick uti possidetis treaty. In the latter stages of the war, the Dutch had prevailed. Lieutenant-Admiral-General Michiel de Ruyter virtually controlled the seas around the south coast of England. His presence encouraged English commissioners to sue for peace quickly. Negotiations, which had been long protracted, and had actually begun in Breda before the raid, took only ten days to conclude after resumption of talks.

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